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Imagine Cover for June 2017











May/June 2017 • Engineering


Engineering in Practice (PDF) • FIRST LEGO League

Sense of Purpose • Sensor-based research projects

Actually, It Is Rocket Science • The Team America Rocketry Challenge

FIRST Steps on a New Trajectory • From competition to internship to college

Major Considerations • Snapshots of engineering majors

Restoring an Illinois Stream for the Smallmouth Bass (PDF) • Environmental engineering, close to home

Just Make It • Projects, spaces, and materials that make up the maker movement

Search and Rescue in Miniature (PDF) • Advanced Robotics at CTY

Steady Now (PDF) • A mathematical approach to stabilizing drone flight

Poetic Voices • Connection and healing through poetry



Big Picture

In My Own Words (PDF) • NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson

Selected Opportunities & Resources

Off the Shelf • Review of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken

Word Wise

Exploring Career OptionsInterview with energy engineer Jordana Viuker

One Step AheadStudying abroad as an engineering major

Planning Ahead for CollegeCollege options for engineering majors

Students ReviewCarnegie Mellon University

Creative Minds Imagine • Fiction contest winners

Mark Your Calendar

Knossos Games



These related articles were published in previous issues of Imagine:

Born to Build (PDF) • The making of an engineer

Building a Better Landmine Detector (PDF)

Career Profile (PDF) • Aerospace Engineer Natalie Panek

Career Profile (PDF) • Biomedical Engineer Warren Grayson

Career Profile (PDF) • Electrical Engineer Yusuf Gurkaynak

Circuit Training (PDF) • Electrical Engineering at CTY

Engineering with a Human Face (PDF) • Bernard Amadei, Engineers Without Borders

Engineering for Ocean Health (PDF) • The MATE International ROV Competition

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (PDF) • Three weeks that jump-started my future

Even When the Ground Shakes (PDF) • Engineering better buildings through IDEERS

The Healing Touch (PDF) •  Improving Robotic Surgery with Haptics

Imagine Design Build (PDF) • The Future City Competition

So Much Fun It’s Inhuman (PDF) • Destroying the competition in combat robotics

A Solar-Powered Solution to the Water Crisis (PDF) • Using the sun to purify water